p.46 The C Language
[author Bruce Roberts]
Designed to make programs portable, fast, and compact. C is the language of choice for many programmers. This month's theme articles survey the reasons why.
p.48 The C Language and Models for Systems Programming
[author Stephen C. Johnson and Brian W. Kernighan]
A happy medium between low- and high-level languages, C provides a model for efficient programming.
p.64 A C Language Primer, Part 1: Constructs and Conventions
[author James Joyce]
A guided tour through Cs keywords and functions.
p.82 Comparing C Compilers for CP/M-86
[author Jerry Houston, Jim Brodrick, and Les Kent]
A look at which compilers for CP/M-86 systems are best suited to particular purposes, most cost-effective, and easiest to use.
p.110 Five C Compilers for CP/M-80
[author Christopher O. Kern]
How C compilers for the CP/M-80 operating system stack up.
p.134 Nine C Compilers for the IBM PC
[author Ralph A. Phraner]
A discriminating look at the C compilers available for this lucrative software market.
p.172 Managing Software Development with C
[author Jason Linhart]
Choosing a good programming environment can affect programming ease and code quality more than you might imagine.
p.186 The Unix Tutorial, Part 1: An Introduction to Features and Facilities
[author David Fiedler]
p.An overview of Bell Laboratories' Unix operating system and its toolbox of utilities.
p.212 A Survey of C and Unix Resources
[author Walter Zintz]
A guide to materials, courses, and on-line instruction in C.
p.222 What Is a Software Tool?
[author Rebecca Thomas]
How to use Unix and C to design programs that in turn will help you to design other programs.
p.243 The Unix C Compiler in a CP/M Environment
[author Matthew Halfant]
A look at how compatible the standard C compiler is when it's used under CP/M.
p.268 Annotated C: A Bibliography of the C Language
[author Terry A. Ward]
Where to find books, articles, and reviews on C. Features
p.36 Build a Power-Line Carrier-Current Modem
[author Steve Ciarcia]
Now your computer can communicate over electrical power wiring.
p.286 Chisel Your Code with a Profiler
[author Dennis Leas and Paul Wintz]
Execute compiler programs at the rate of assembly-language programs, but at a fraction of the effort and cost.
p.292 A New Shape Subroutine for the Apple
[author Richard T. Simoni Jr.]
A flicker-free animation scheme for the Apple II.
p.312 The Debate Goes On ...
[author Jerry Pournelle]
Jerry looks at programming languages, from APL to Modula-2.
p.331 The IBM PC and the Intel 8087 Coprocessor, Part 1: Overview and Floating-Point Assembly-Language Support
[author Tim Field]
This software utility makes it easy to add powerful floating-point, integer, and BCD arithmetic operations from assembly language.
p.386 Curious Coordinates for Computer Graphics
[author Roger Millikan]
Cartesian coordinates are not always the best choice for all plotting tasks.
p.401 BYTE West Coast: The Future of Software Design
[author William Gates]
Microsoft's chairman of the board analyzes today's software issues and predicts the directions software will take tomorrow.
p.404 The 8086-An Architecture for the Future, Part 3: Instruction Set Continued
[author Stephen A. Heywood]
In the last article of this series, the author discusses program transfers, string manipulations, and processor-control instructions.
p.434 User's Column: Epson QX-10, Zenith Z-29, CP/M-68K, and More
[author Jerry Pournelle]
Our resident user reviews new products and answers some old mail.
p.456 Voice Lab, Part 2, Menu-Driven Routines for Digital Speech Synthesis and Analysis
[author John E. Hoot]
Modular routines are well suited to speech synthesis and analysis.
p.477 Help In Apple III Pascal
[author AI Evans]
Adding on-line instructions that will come to your aid anywhere in application software.
p.4 Editorial: DEC IBM, and Athena
p.378 Programming Quickie: A Cross-Reference Utility for IBM PC BASIC
p.394 Technical Forum: A Gauss-Jordan Elimination Method Program
p.430 Book Reviews: CBASIC User Guide : An Assembly Language Course
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